Student Life

Campus Ministry

What If I am not Catholic?
 

Saint Joseph’s University encourages all its students to further their own spiritual growth and religious faith during their formative collegiate careers. Because it is a university in the Catholic and Jesuit traditions, SJU abides by the principles of religious freedom, encouraging individuals and groups to practice their own faith as they so choose. Campus Ministry programs are open to all members of the SJU community and aim to support every individual’s faith journey and spiritual needs. In addition to the traditional Catholic activities, such as the Eucharist (Mass) and other “sacraments,” Campus Ministry coordinates weekend retreats, immersion trips, and weekly community service opportunities—which share principles from many faiths. The campus ministers look forward to getting to know and befriending each of you through the many programs and activities we oversee. We hope that, whatever your faith tradition, you may explore how Campus Ministry might help you to grow as a person of faith.

SJU Prays

Each year in January, the university sponsors an interfaith prayer service during which members of various faith traditions share the beauty of their own religious practices. All are encouraged to come and participate in this uplifting community event!


Local Places of Worship

Christian Churches

Ardmore United Methodist Church

200 Argyle Road, Ardmore, PA 19003; 610-649-4382

Overbrook Presbyterian Church

6376 City Ave.  Philadelphia, PA 19151; 215-877-2744

Church of St. John Episcopal

404 Levering Mill Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; 610-664-4517

African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas

6361 Lancaster Ave.  Philadelphia, PA 19151; 215-473-3065

Pinn Memorial Baptist Church

2251 N 54th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19131; 215-878-2742

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

196 Woodbine Ave.  Narberth, PA 19072; 610-664-5503

Church of Saint Asaph,  Episcopal

27 Conshocken State Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; 610-664-0966

West-Side Baptist Church

2416 N 54th St Philadelphia, PA 19131; 215-878-1922

Endtime Zion Church of Jesus Christ

2259 Bryn Mawr Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19131; 215-473-3993

International Church of God

1827 N 54th Street Philadelphia, PA 19131; 215-877-1555

Greater Enon Baptist Church

1709 N 52nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19131; 215-477-0195

Gates of Heaven Church

1755 N 57th St. Philadelphia, PA 19131; 215-877-7322

First African Baptist Church

906 Marlyn Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19151; 215-735-1050


Synagogues

Adath Israel (conservative)

250 N. Highland Ave. Merion Station, PA 19066; 610-664-5150

Lower Merion Synagogue (orthodox)

123 Old Lancaster Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; 610-664-5626


Main Line Reform Temple

410 Montgomery Ave. Wynnewood, PA 19096; 610-649-7800

AISH HaTORAH

50 Montgomery Ave. Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; 610-668-9600

Beth Hamedrash

200 Haverford Rd. Wynnewood, PA 19096; 610-642-6444

Lubavitch of the Mainline (Chabad Center for Jewish Life)

General Wayne Inn, 625 Montgomery Ave. Merion Station, PA 19066; 610-660-9900


Mosques

The Mosque of Shaikh M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen

5820 Overbrook Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19131; 215-879-6300


Baha’i Center Philadelphia Regional Baha’i Center

2462 Bryn Mawr Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19131; 215-879-8866

Masjid Salaam

N 41st St. Philadelphia, PA 19104; 215-473-3222

Masjid Al-Madinah

6800 Ludlow St Upper Darby, PA 19082 ; 610-352-7774

Philadelphia Masjid Inc

4700 Wyalusing Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19131; 215-877-2800

Masjid Al-Jamia

4228 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104; 267-275-8087

The Islamic Center of Ridge Avenue

3112 Ridge Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19121; 215-232-9435

Hinduism

Radha Krishna Temple

41 W Allen Ln. Philadelphia, PA 19119; 215-247-4600

Samarpan Hindu Temple

6515 Bustleton Ave. Philadelphia PA 19149; 215-537-9537

Buddhism

Buddhist Congregational

136 Austin Ave. Lansdowne, PA 19050; 610-626-2473

Lian Sheng Tang Buddha Temple

1539 McKean St. Philadelphia PA 19145; 267-687-1904